Match Stats (Alloa v Celtic)
Alloa 1 xG 0.8 (Sammon 78) Celtic 2 xG 2.09
(Giakoumakis 14 and Abada 45) Before kick off our probabilities of winning the game were 88%, a defeat 3% and draw 91%. Our team line up was; - Hart - Ralston, Welsh, Starfelt and Scales - Rogic, Ideguchi and McGregor - Abada, Giakoumakis and Maeda There were 5 changes with Ralston, Welsh, Scales, Ideguchi and Giakoumakis coming in for Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Taylor, Hatate and Forrest.
McCarthy, Jota and Bitton came on as subs for McGregor, Abada and Ideguchi who were all injured during the match. Possession in the match was 78% for Celtic which was less than possession in away games versus Livingston, Dundee and St Mirren.
Shots in the game were 19 v 7 in Celtic's favour and 19 for Celtic is the lower than all the league games since October.
It has been mentioned that we attack mostly down the left hand side in matches and it was therefore interesting to look at the heat maps for Ideguchi, McGregor and McCarthy on Saturday.
Ideguchi (first half) McCarthy
Centre midfielders Ideguchi and McCarthy more left sided than right.
McGregor and Bitton mainly left sided with little in the central area. Both wider left of the 18 yard box.
Rogic a bit more spread with far more in the central area than McGregor or Bitton and even some presence to the left as well.
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